Where to shop in Miami?/ Onde fazer compras em Miami?

Hello everyone,

This is my first entry and I will start by talking about a very popular subject…Shopping in Miami!!! Since I live here and this is all everyone asks me about all the time, I thought it might be helpful to give you some direction on where to go when you visit Miami 🙂

Oi pessoal,

Essa eh a primeira vez que escrevo no blog e ja vou comecar falando de um assunto muito popular…Compras em Miami!! Porque eu moro aqui e eh sempre o que todos me perguntam o tempo todo, eu pensei que ajudaria se eu desse uma direcao de onde voces podem ir fazer compras quando estiverem em Miami 🙂

DOLPHIN MALL

It’s an outlet mall, similar to Sawgrass Mall, and it’s located very close to the Miami International airport. Dolphin is a little smaller than Sawgrass but in my opinion, better! Just because it’s a little less time consuming since you don’t have to walk as much to get from point A to point B and it’s not as crowded…prices are the same. For whoever is interested in coming to Miami to just shop, there’s a COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT hotel located in the parking lot of the mall. Here’s a link to the mall’s website and directory so you can find your favorite store! 🙂 http://www.shopdolphinmall.com/directory

Eh um shoppping de outlet, bem similar ao Sawgrass mall, e esta localizado bem proximo ao aeroporto internacional de Miami. o Dolphin eh menor do que o Sawgrass, mas na minha opiniao, eh melhor! So pelo fato de voce nao perder tanto tempo tendo que andar do ponto A ao ponto B e ser menos cheio. Os precos sao os mesmos. E se voce estiver interessado em vir a Miami so para fazer compras, tem um COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT localizado no estacionamento do shopping! Aqui esta um link com o diretorio de lojas para voce encontrar sua loja favorita!:)  http://www.shopdolphinmall.com/directory

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INTERNATIONAL MALL

Very, Very close to Dolphin Mall; which is a convenience if you’re looking for stores you can’t find at Dolphin Mall like  MACY’S( although I prefer the Macy’s at Dadeland mall and especially Aventura mall because they seem much bigger.) 🙂 It’s not an outlet mall. Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/miami-international-mall/stores

Muito perto do Dolphin Mall; o que eh uma conveniencia se voce estiver procurando uma loja que nao tenha no Dolphin, como a Macy’s, por exemplo( apesar de eu preferir a Macy’s do dadelando ou especialmente do Aventura porque parecem maior 🙂  ). Esse shopping nao eh de outlet. Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/miami-international-mall/stores

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SAWGRASS MILLS MALL

Very well known…HUGE!!! Another outlet mall but this one is a little further Miami Beach…it’s about a 30-40 minutes drive. Put your sweat pants on, warm up and GO! Be prepared for doing a lot of walking, waiting and shopping!!! Here’s a link with all the stores they have:

http://www.simon.com/mall/sawgrass-mills/stores

Super conhecido…GIGANTE!! Outro shopping de outlet mas esse eh um pouco mais longe de Miami Beach…uns 30-40 minutos de carro. Ponha suas roupas confortaveis, faca aquecimento e VA!!! Va preparado pra andar, esperar e comprar muito!! Aqui esta um link com todas as lojas que eles tem:

http://www.simon.com/mall/sawgrass-mills/stores

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BAL HARBOUR

For the fancier 🙂 Come here if you’re in need of Channel, Prada, Fendi…you get the ideia! Bal Harbour is about 20 minutes drive from Miami Beach and it’s a beautiful area!! Although there are a few other options to find these same stores in and around Miami, Bal Harbour is worth a visit!! Be prepared to pay for parking. Here’s the link : http://balharbourshops.com/shops/store-directory

Pros mais chiques!!! 🙂 Venha pra ca se voces estiver precisando da sua Channel, Prada, Fendi…acho que voces entenderam! Bal Harbour fica ha uns 20 minutos de carro de Miami Beach e fica numa area linda! Apesar de ter outras opcoes de achar essas mesmas lojas em outras partes de Miami, o Bal harbour merece uma visitinha!! Estejam preparados pra pagar estacionamento! Aqui esta o link: http://balharbourshops.com/shops/store-directory

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LINCOLN ROAD

One of my favorites to just shop and go out at the same time! Lincoln Road is an open mall located between 15th and 17th street in the heart of Miami Beach! Although I wouldn’t recommend buying electronics here( sorry!), they have a wide range of clothing and shoes  stores and restaurants for all tastes!! Link: http://lincolnroadmall.com/shopping/lincolnroad/

Um dos meus favoritos para comprar e dar uma saidinha ao mesmo tempo. A Lincoln Rd eh um shopping aberto que fica entre a rua 15 e 17 bem no coracao de Miami Beach! Embora eu nao recomende comprar eletronicos aqui( foi mal!), eles tem uma selecao grande de lojas de roupas e de sapatos e restaurantes para todos os gostos!! Link: http://lincolnroadmall.com/shopping/lincolnroad/

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AVENTURA MALL

Third largest mall in the U.S with about 300 stores!! You can find everything for anyone!! Located in Aventura, it’s a 25 minute drive from Miami Beach. Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/the-falls/stores

O terceiro maior shopping dos Estados Unidos com mais ou menos 300 lojas!! Voce encontra tudo pra todo mundo!! Localizado em Aventura, fica uns 25 minutos de carro de Miami Beach. Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/the-falls/stores

BAYSIDE MARKETPLACE

Some tourists have heard of it, some have not. Bayside is a marketplace/open mall…it’s a really nice place to chill!! There are a few big name stores and some touristy ones. Great to find souvenirs and also to do some activities other than shopping. You can take a boat to go see where the rich and famous live; enjoy some live music;  take a speed boat just for fun or even hop on a tourist bus to make sure you’re not missing out on anything while in Miami. Bayside also offers you the metro shuttle; which will take you to Bal harbour, Dolphin mall or Sawgrass Mills Mall…you choose!( more information: http://www.metroshuttleservice.com/South-Florida-Shopping-Trip-Transportation.html)   Located in downtown, right by the American Airlines Arena. Link: http://www.baysidemarketplace.com/directory

Alguns turistas ja ouviram falar , outros nao. O Bayside eh um shopping aberto/ feirinha… um otimo lugar pra relaxar!! Aqui voce encontra algumas lojas famosas e outras bem de turista. Eh otimo para comprar uma lembrancinha e para fazer outras atividades alem de comprar. Voce pode pegar um barco pra ir ver onde os ricos e famosos moram; curtir uma musica ao vivo; pegar um speed boat so pra se divertir; ou pegar um onibus de turista pra ter certeza de que esta aprovetando o seu tempo ao maximo conhecendo Miami. O Bayside tambem oferece um onibus para voce ir ate o Bal Harbour, Dolphin mall ou Sawgrass mall…voce escolhe !! ( mais informacoes: http://www.metroshuttleservice.com/South-Florida-Shopping-Trip-Transportation.html)   Bayside esta localizado em downtown, proximo a arena da American Airlines. Link: http://www.baysidemarketplace.com/directory

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DADELAND MALL

Another one of my favorites if you just want to shop ’til you drop with no leisure( Dadeland, Aventura and Dolphin are my top 3!). A little further from the beach( about 35 minutes drive), but it’s closer to Dolphin mall than Aventura mall would be, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a particular store!! Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/dadeland-mall/stores

Um dos meus favoritos se a intencao eh comprar e comprar mesmo sem passeios( Dadeland, Aventura e Dolphin sao os meus top 3) Um pouco mais afastado de Miami Beach( mais ou menos 35 minutos de carro), mas ele esta mais proximo do Dolphin mall do que o Aventura mall; entao lembre-se disso se estiver procurando por uma loja especifica que nao seja outlet. Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/dadeland-mall/stores

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THE VILLAGE OF MERRICK PARK

Practically an unknown for tourists, The village of Merrick Park shops is located in the beautiful area of Coral Gables. Here you can find Gucci, Louis Vitton, as well as Bebe and Cache…there’s something for everyone!! You can also enjoy some delicious dinner at one of the restaurants they have. Link: http://www.villageofmerrickpark.com/directory

Praticamente um desconhecido pros turistas, o The Village of Merrick Park shops fica numa area linda chamada Coral Gables. Aqui voce encontra lojas da Gucci, Louis Vitton e tambem lojas da Bebe e Cache; ou seja, precos de todos os tipos!! Voce tambem pode jantar em um dos restaurantes que eles tem. Link: http://www.villageofmerrickpark.com/directory

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MIRACLE MILE- CORAL GABLES

Are you planning a wedding?? Miracle Mile is for you!! This is a street in the heart of Coral Gables. They have a lot of wedding shops to find dresses, tuxedos and invitations!! Good place to hangout as well as they have a variety of restaurants and bars. Be sure to check when you’re coming as they also have different festivals throughout the year. Link:http://www.shopcoralgables.com/directory/

Voce ta planejando seu casamento? Miracle Mile eh pra voce!! Eh uma rua no coracao de Coral gables. La voce encontra muitas lojas de vestidos de noivas, roupas para convidados, ternos e ate convites! Eh um lugar bom para passear tambem ja que eles tem varios restaurantes e bares. Certifique-se quando estiver vindo para Miami tambem ja que eles oferecem festivais de diferentes tipos durante o ano!! Link: http://www.shopcoralgables.com/directory/

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SHOPS OF MIDTOWN

I love this place to go out at night!! Great location! Only 5-10 minutes from Miami Beach or downtown. They have tons of great restaurants and it’s good to watch the locals hang out! Come here if you’re looking for Target, Marshalls, Guess and a couple of other stores. Link: http://www.shopmidtownmiami.com/directory

Amo esse lugar pra sair a noite!! Otima localizacao! So uns 5-10 minutos de Miami Beach ou downtown. Eles tem varios restaurantes bons( incluindo Giraffas pros brasileiros com saudades de comidinha brasileira!) e eh bom sentar e ver as pessoas que moram aqui se divertindo! Vem aqui se tiver procurando uma Target, Marshall, Guess e algumas outras lojas. Link: http://www.shopmidtownmiami.com/directory

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DESIGN DISTRICT

Located very, very close to the Shops at Midtown. The Design District is an artsy, fashion area where you can find any type of luxury furniture and decoration for you home; as well as High end boutique stores you would find at Bal Harbour but got to lazy to go 🙂 Link: http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/shop/9/fashion–luxury/

Localizada bem proximo do Shops at Midtown. O Design District eh uma area artistica e dedicada a moda; onde voce podera encontrar nao so qualquer tipo de moveis e decoracoes luxuosas para a sua casa, como tambem qualquer loja luxuosa que voce encontraria no Bal harbour mas ficou com pregica de ir 🙂

Link:http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net/shop/9/fashion–luxury/

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THE FALLS

Too down south for tourists to care, but it’s worth mentioning it in case you’re looking for a particular store you haven’t found anywhere else. This mall is open and has a “zen” feel to it!( due to relaxing waters as decoration). Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/the-falls/stores

Os turistas nao ligam muito para esse shopping ja que ele fica meio afastada, mais pro sul; mas acho que vale a pena mencionar caso voces estejam procurando uma loja em particular que nao tenha encontrado em algum outro shopping. Esse shopping eh bem “zen”( por causa da decoracao com agua por todo lugar :)) Link: http://www.simon.com/mall/the-falls/stores

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Believe it or not, there are a few others malls in Miami but they are a little further from where tourists usually hang…no wonder this city is well known for shopping!! I  hope you liked it!! Be sure to comment to let me know what you thought or if you have any questions!!

Acreditem ou nao, ainda tem uns outros shoppings in Miami mas eles sao um pouco mais afastados de onde os turistas gostam de ficar. nao eh a toa que essa cidade eh conhecida por compras!! Espero que voces tenham gostado!! Comentem para me dizer o que acharam ou se tiverem alguma pergunta!!

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